An Overview of the Four Most Common Types of Food Contamination

Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are an integral part of our diet. However, over the years, the use of pesticides and insecticides have increased drastically which also increases the risk of a number of health problems. Apart from pesticides, there are a number of other scenarios that may lead to food contamination. Though we are extra cautious when it comes to handling food items, however, rinsing them with plain water doesn’t serve the purpose. Many of us are not aware of that food contamination is divided into four categories, all of which may lead to serious health problems. As a result, it is necessary to ditch the age old procedures of washing fruits and vegetables and bring home a vegetable and fruit cleaner. The advanced appliance uses ozone disinfection technology to remove pesticides and contaminants from food items. If you are not aware of the different types of contaminants, we are here to help. The blog describes in detail the four different types of food contamination that you need to know.

Biological Contamination

Germs in Fruits and Vegetables

 

If the food you eat is contaminated by bacteria and germs, the food items have biological contamination. Biological contamination is one of the common causes of food poisoning as well as spoilage. During biological contamination, the harmful bacteria spread on the food that we consume. Even a single bacteria can multiply very quickly when they find ideal growth conditions. Not just the bacteria, but also their process of multiplying can be quite harmful to humans. As a result, it is necessary to control the spread of bacteria when handling food. Kitchen cloths, raw meats are a paradise for bacteria to multiply. As a result, ensure that you wash raw meat with KENT vegetable and fruit cleaner and wash the kitchen cloths on a regular basis.

Physical Contamination

handling food

Physical contamination takes place when some harmful objects contaminate the food items. At time the food times can have both physical and biological contamination. Physical contaminants such as rats, hair, pests, glass or metals which can contaminate food and make it unhealthy. Some of the safety tips that you can follow when handling food items to prevent food contamination are:

  • Tie your hair when handling food
  • Clean away cracked or broken crockery and utensils to avoid contamination
  • Keep your fingernails short or wear clean gloves when handling food
  • Wash fruits and vegetables with KENT Vegetable and Fruit Cleaner to remove dirt

Chemical Contamination

pesticides in food

One of the serious sources of food contamination, chemical contaminants also cause food poisoning. Fruits and vegetables have a lot of pesticides are one of the main sources of contamination. In addition, kitchen cleaning agents, food containers made of non-safe plastic, pest control products also lead to food contamination. Though we make it a point to wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly, however, plain water can’t remove all the contaminants from food surface. This is where KENT Vegetable and Fruit Cleaner can help you out. The smart kitchen appliance uses ozone disinfection technology that removes contaminants from the surface of the fruits and vegetables to make it safe for consumption.

Cross Contamination

Many of us are not aware of cross contamination; however, this type of contamination can lead to a number of health problems. Cross contamination takes place when pathogens are transported from any object that you use in the kitchen. Dirty kitchen clothes, unclean utensils, pests, raw food storage can lead to cross contamination.

Last Few Words

Vegetable cleaner

The four types of food contamination mentioned above are the main causes of food- borne diseases. Though we are very careful when handling food, however, there are many other ways through which food may get contaminated, which may go unnoticed. As a result, it is always a good idea to use a vegetable and fruit cleaner from KENT to wash the food items before cooking to ensure that you are eating safe. For more information about the vegetable and fruit cleaner, visit https://www.kent.co.in/cooking-appliances/table-top-vegetable-fruit-purifier or you can give a call at 1800-100-1000 for a free home demo.

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